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Reunion confirmed as Mark LeCras heads north to join Josh Kennedy for festival of footy in Geraldton

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Mark LeCras of the Eagles, left, and Josh Kennedy of the Eagles celebrate during the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 29, 2018.
Camera IconMark LeCras of the Eagles, left, and Josh Kennedy of the Eagles celebrate during the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Collingwood Magpies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 29, 2018. Credit: Michael Willson/AFL Media

Anticipation is building ahead of the Josh Kennedy Foundation Cup with a full weekend of footy action promised, including three legends taking charge of a special skills session and two premiership Eagles pulling on the boots again.

Though long rumoured, it has finally been confirmed that Mark LeCras will be joining his good mate Josh Kennedy for their first reunion on the footy field since the 2018 grand final.

They will both line up for Northampton on July 16 pending LeCras’ clearance from Cervantes going through. However, former Geelong great Harry Taylor will, unfortunately, miss the Rams’ clash against Towns on Sunday.

It will be Kennedy’s first time back on the footy field since he retired last year.

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All three local legends will be at Stow Gardens next Saturday morning, July 15, when they, along with East Fremantle, will help host a Super Clinic skills session and meet and greet from 9-11am.

AFL Rams head Andrew Lockyer said the weekend should be a fantastic event.

“We want to get as many kids down there as possible and we’ll be giving away free footballs to everyone down there,” he said.

“Northampton have produced custom jumpers with JK’s, Lecca’s and Harry’s names and numbers which can be purchased and with the players happy to sign them on the day and East Fremantle have thrown their full support behind the weekend.”

East Fremantle players will also be heading to Mullewa to hold a clinic at the town oval from 8.30am-9:30 am while the Geraldton Guardian will also be running special souvenir posters in next Friday’s edition for people to take and get signed.

But for those busy on Saturday, LeCras and Kennedy will be running out for the Rams in the curtain raiser match against Towns before East Fremantle and Peel take to the field.

“It should be a fantastic game the way East Freo and Peel are going at the moment both in the top four it will be a decisive clash ahead of finals,” Lockyer said.

“Fremantle have also come on board saying they will be releasing as many guys as they can for the WAFL clash so who knows what other names could come up.”

The WAFL league match will begin from 2.10pm following Northampton’s game at 11.40am.

Tickets are also currently on sale for a “Club 17” corporate function from 2-5pm for the opportunity to mix it with JK, Lockyer and LeCras and can be purchased at https://shop.effc.com.au/functions-and-events

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